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5 Matching questions

  1. savant syndrome
  2. retroactive interference
  3. neuron
  4. rods
  5. Cannon-Bard theory
  1. a Retinal receptors that detect black, white, and gray; necessary for peripheral and twilight vision, when cones don't respond
  2. b A condition in which a person otherwise limited in mental ability has an exceptional specific skill, such as in computation or drawing
  3. c The theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion
  4. d a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
  5. e The disruptive effect of new learning on the recall of old information

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center
  2. an area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
  3. In operant conditioning, a schedule of reinforcement that reinforces a response only after a specified number of responses
  4. an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface - these waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp
  5. the view that (a) knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and (b) science flourishes through observation and experiment

5 True/False questions

  1. Wernicke's areaA mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state


  2. Y chromosomethe science of behavior and mental processes


  3. electroconvulsive therpay (ECT)A biomedical therapy for severely depressed patients in which a brief electric current is sent through the brain of an anesthetized patient


  4. environmentevery nongenetic influence, from prenatal to the people and things around us


  5. implicit memoryA momentary sensory memory of auditory stimuli